April 22, 2011
By Big Tent Poetry

by Carolee, Deb & Jill

It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to one of Monday’s prompts — which one did you do? — or any other inspiration from the week. (We love it when you write to our prompt, but we also love it when you write on a whim. We all know how fickle that muse can be.)

What did you write? Please leave a link to your blog post, or leave your poem itself, in the comments!

Let the show begin! This post is “sticky” — it will stay right here in the spotlight for you all weekend.

Here’s how prompts work under the Big Tent

You’ve got all week to write your poem, based on this week’s prompt. Come Fridays (today!) you’ll find a “Come One, Come All” post (this one!) where you can 1) leave a link to your poem or 2) leave the poem in its entirety.

We want to give you all weekend to post your work and read each others’ work. Take your time. Enjoy all the poems that are new to the world.

Some hints

Hint: We’ve set Big Tent Poetry to Central Time.

Hint: An easy way to check on new post comments is via a RSS reader, if you use one. Here’s the address you would add to your reader:

Hint: If you are new to our site, or put more than one link in your comment, your comment(s) will be held for moderation for your first few posts. We’re checking the filters often, so don’t despair! That said, if it takes more than a half a day to see it come live on the site, do email us at info (at) (But be patient, okay?)

Circus etiquette

We figure you know how to play in the poetry community, but here are the basics:

Be nice. Have fun. Remember we aren’t a critique forum. We want to support each other as we bring more poetry into our lives. Only provide critique if someone specifically asks for it.

Although we love seeing our badge in the sidebar of your blog, we would appreciate it if you would also link back to the site in each of your poem posts. Linking within your post helps people travel back and forth from your site to the Big Tent Poetry site, and it helps perpetuate Big Tent Poetry “findability” in Google searches — and that helps us all.


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64 Responses to “ COME ONE, COME ALL / April 22 ”

  1. Kristen McHenry on April 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Wandering off-prompt this week:

  2. Joseph Harker on April 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    And here are two more:

    Lighting a candle: Thursday Night Coven
    Someone I’ve harmed: For P.F.

  3. gautami tripathy on April 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

  4. Uma Gowrishankar on April 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Here is my poem where I repeat myself :

  5. Liz on April 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I wrote a second poem on drunkenness: and a poem in which I repeat myself:

    Unfortunately I’m having some internet issues so probably won’t be able to post, or catch up on everyone’s poems, for a few days…

  6. Joseph Harker on April 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Last one, before I go pass out in a sugar coma: On the Third Day

  7. Katie on April 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I did all seven in one

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